This is a step by step on How to To apply for accreditation as a journalist in Kenya kindly go through carefully and good luck

Procedure

  • To apply for accreditation as a journalist, the applicant has to contact the Media Council of Kenya offices.
  • The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and it can be found under the “Required Documents” section or this page or at Media Council of Kenya http://www.mediacouncil.or.ke/en/mck/index.php/programs/mck-accreditation Accreditation] page.
  • Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the “Fees” section of this page or at Media Council of Kenya Accreditation page.
  • On Completion of this process, the applicant will receive confirmation immediately once all the necessary documents and fees are submitted.

Required Documents

Local Journalists/Media Practitioners

  • A letter from the employer
  • Professional Certificate (ORIGINAL) that is either a Degree of Diploma in Communication from a recognised training institution
  • Portfolio of work done either in Print or Broadcast ( Please provide the work not website links)
  • A clear passport size digital photograph

Freelance Journalists

  • A reference letter from an organization that publishes your work
  • Professional Certificate that is either a Degree of Diploma in Communication from a recognised training institution
  • Portfolio of work done either in Print or Broadcast ( Please provide the work not website links)
  • A clear passport size digital photograph

Foreign Journalists

  • A letter from the employer
  • Professional Certificate that is either a Degree of Diploma in Communication from a recognised training institution
  • Portfolio of work done either in Print or Broadcast ( Please provide the work not website links)
  • A clear passport size digital photograph
  • Valid Work permit
  • Passport

Students

  • A letter from training institution indicating that the student is to go for internship
  • Valid Student ID
  • A clear passport size digital photograph

Office Locations & Contacts

Media Council of Kenya

Ground Floor, Britam Centre, Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill

P.O. Box 43132- 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya.

Phone: +254 (0) 20 2716265, 2716266, 2737058

Mobile: +254 727 735252, +254 702 558233, +254 702 558234, +254 702 558453

Email: info@mediacouncil.or.ke

Website: http://www.mediacouncil.or.ke

Eligibility

The following are eligible for accreditation;

  • Journalists working in media enterprises
  • Freelance journalists
  • Foreign Journalist
  • Students pursuing media, journalism and communication studies
  • Public Relations Practitioners
  • Advertising Companies
  • Media Trainers

Fees

Local Journalist: Kshs 2,000

Foreign Journalist: Kshs 10,000

Foreign Journalist (Short Term – 3 Months): Kshs 5,000

Student: Kshs 300

MPESA PAYBILL NO. 897250 (Kindly note that the Council does not accept cash payments)
1. Go to the MPESA menu,
2. Select payment services
3. Choose Pay Bill option
4. Enter 897250 as the business number
5. Enter your full name as the account number
6. Enter the amount
7. Enter your pin and press Ok

Validity

Renewable period of twelve months

Documents to Use

Accreditation Application Form

Processing Time

Responses will be made immediately once all the necessary documents and fees are submitted.

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